A Message From the Publisher

Dear Readers,

Thank you for your continued patronage and trusting us to be your primary source for accurate information. In a few short weeks our world has changed. Today, we are facing unprecedented challenges as the world fights COVID-19.

Trusted local news has never been more important. At the Peninsula Clarion and Homer News our journalists are on the front lines, bringing you the most up-to-date information and breaking news.

To help the citizens of the Kenai Peninsula in this time of crisis, we have lifted our website “paywall” to give essential news to the greatest number of people. This allows full access to all stories online about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, free of charge. If you are a subscriber, you already have access not only to this information, but to all of our other content online as well.

We are proud that our advertisers have chosen us as the way to connect with you about what they are doing during these unprecedented circumstances. But like many other businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic is exerting financial pressures on the Peninsula Clarion and Homer News that we’ve never experienced before.

As a result, we’ve had to make some tough decisions, including temporarily reducing our staff size. Soon you will see more changes. Our Peninsula Clarion, Sunday edition, will contain two sections. Our Homer News “B” section is 4 pages rather than 6. We will keep you informed of any other changes that may occur due to the pandemic.

Our priority in making these changes has been to preserve our ability to perform our public service mission and keep our communities informed during these difficult days.

To stop the spread of COVID-19 our main offices are closed. Many of our teams are working from home so it may take more time than usual to reach us. We thank you for your patience and your support of the Peninsula Clarion and Homer News.

Jeff Hayden, Publisher

Peninsula Clarion and Homer News